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Unread 10-26-2020, 12:30 PM   #28
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While a little more complex to figure out quantities and layout, there are some interesting tile patterns that utilize various tile sizes that can add interest to the floor, if that's what you're interested in. Pinwheel and Versailles come to mind as two that use a combination of sizes, along with herringbone, and others that are a more interesting layout. Should you go with one of the first two, you want your tile sizes to be modular, IOW, designed for that layout, or while it can work, because of the tile size and grout line, the pattern can walk. NOt an issue unless you want the pattern to remain perfectly in line across the floor. Another way to look a that is, you generally can't just cut the tiles up into smaller pieces, and if they are modular, you must pay very close attention to maintain the designed grout line...the smaller tile cannot be just say 1/2 the width of the larger one, if you want their outside edges to line up, since there needs to be a grout line in between the smaller ones, too - they need to be slightly smaller than the 1/2 or 1/4 or whatever the pattern calls for by 1/2 of the expected grout width for to, or whatever, so they all add up to the larger tile when stacked.
Jim DeBruycker
Not a pro, multiple Schluter Workshops (Schluterville and 2013 and 2014 at Schluter Headquarters), Mapei Training 2014, Laticrete Workshop 2014, Custom Building Products Workshop 2015, and Longtime Forum Participant.
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